Non me lo so spiegare

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"Non me lo so spiegare"
Single by Tiziano Ferro
from the album 111
Released February 2004
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 4:00
Label EMI Music Italy
Writer(s) Tiziano Ferro
Tiziano Ferro singles chronology
"Sere nere"
(2003)
"Non me lo so spiegare"
(2004)
"Universal Prayer"
(2004)
Music video
"Non me lo so spiegare" on YouTube

"Non me lo so spiegare" is a song written and recorded by Italian singer Tiziano Ferro. It was released as the third single from his second studio album, 111. The music video for the song was directed by Paolo Monico.[1] The song was also translated in Spanish and recorded by Tiziano Ferro himself for the Hispanic version of the album, under the title "No me lo puedo explicar".[2]

In 2006, Ferro re-recorded the song as a duet with Italian singer Laura Pausini. This version of the song was included in Pausini's 2006 album Io canto and it was released as a single in March 2007.

Background and composition[edit]

During an interview released in November 2003, Ferro revealed that the song was initially written for his debut album, Rosso relativo, but it was not featured on the record for various reasons: "We didn't know if the album would have sold well, therefore we kept the song for the Sanremo Music Festival. If things would have gone bad, 'Non me lo so spiegare' would have been my entry for Sanremo".[3]

The song is a pop ballad,[4] described by Musica e Dischi's Antonio Orlando as a "neoclassic Italian song".[5] Orlando also compared "Non me lo so spiegare" to Claudio Baglioni's previous songs.[5]

Live performances[edit]

Tiziano Ferro performed the song in July 2004 during the Italian itinerant TV show Festivalbar, broadcast by Italia 1.[6] He also performed the song in March 2007, when he participated as a guest artist in the semifinal of the 57th Sanremo Music Festival.[7] A live version of the song was also included in Ferro's live video album Alla mia età live in Roma, released on 20 November 2009 and recorded in June 2009 during his concert at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – "Non me lo so spiegare" (2004)[9]
  1. "Non me lo so spiegare" – 4:00
CD single – "No me lo puedo explicar" (2004)[10]
  1. "No me lo puedo explicar" – 4:00

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Italy Airplay (Nielsen Music)[12] 1

Laura Pausini cover[edit]

"Non me lo so spiegare"
Single by Laura Pausini feat. Tiziano Ferro
from the album Io canto
Released 23 March 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2006 – Logic Studio, Milan, Italy
Genre Pop
Length 4:32
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Tiziano Ferro
Laura Pausini feat. Tiziano Ferro singles chronology
"Spaccacuore"
(2007)
"Non me lo so spiegare"
(2007)
"Destinazione paradiso"
(2007)
Music video
"Non me lo so spiegare" on YouTube

Laura Pausini recorded the song as a duet with Tiziano Ferro for her 2006's album Io canto. This version of the song was released on 23 March 2012 as the album's third single.[13] The Spanish adaptation of the song, also featuring Ferro on vocals, was also included in the Hispanic version of the album, Yo canto.[14]

Background[edit]

During an interview, Pausini revealed that, before starting the recording sessions for her album Io canto, entirely composed of covers of popular songs by Italian male artists, she had decided not to record duets with Italian singers. "I was afraid to obfend the artists I didn't call, I wanted to record duets with foreign artits only, so that they could give something new to these popular songs. But when I started recording Tiziano's song, there was something missing, therefore I thought it was the right chance to put our voices together".[15]

Live performances[edit]

Laura Pausini and Tiziano Ferro performed the song live for the first time on 30 January 2007 in Milan, during a venue of Tiziano Ferro's Nessuno è solo tour.[16] "Non me lo so spiegare" was also performed as a duet with Ferro during Pausini's only 2007 concert, held at the San Siro Stadium on 2 July 2007.[17] The concert was later released as a DVD under the title San Siro 2007,[18] and it was broadcast by Italia 1 on 11 December 2007.[19]

In December 2009, Pausini and Ferro performed together the song during an episode of Rai 2's TV programme Due, entirely dedicated to them.[20][21]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song, directed by Gaetano Morbioli, was filmed at the Dino Studios in Rome.[22] The ambientation of the video recreates a desert, with an old petrol pump and roadsigns pointing to the Midwest. Pausini and Ferro are shown on opposite sides of a parked car, representing two aching souls which cannot look each other.[22]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Italy Airplay (Music Control)[24] 18
Italy Digital Downloads (FIMI)[25] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musica: Pronto il nuovo videoclip di Tiziano Ferro" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "111 Ciento Once - Tiziano Ferro". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tiziano Ferro, il 'bimbo dentro' è cresciuto e parla del suo nuovo album" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Marco Marino. "Tiziano Ferro - 111 (Centoundici)" (in Italian). Netmusicitalia.it. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Antonio Orlando (November 2003). "Tiziano Ferro - 111 - Recensione". Musica e Dischi (in Italian). p. 40. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Festivalbar: La scaletta" (in Italian). Festivalbar.it. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Il rap contro la mafia conquista Sanremo". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 3 March 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Pippo Augliera (20 November 2009). "Alla mia eta' Live in Roma è il primo Dvd dal vivo per Tiziano Ferro" (in Italian). Musicalnews.com. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tiziano Ferro - Non Me lo So Spiegare (Digital Download - EMI Digital #0724354805257)". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tiziano Ferro – No Me Lo Puedo Explicar". Discogs. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  11. ^ a b 111 Centoundici (booklet). Tiziano Ferro. EMI. 2003. 
  12. ^ "Music Control: Tiziano Ferro ritorna al comando" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 4 April 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Non me lo so spiegare" (in Italian). MTV Italy. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Gustavo Iglesias. "Laura Pausini desvela el listado de temas de 'Yo canto', su nuevo álbum". El Pais (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Pausini e Ferro insieme per un video, e Laura risponde a Bersani" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 26 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Comunicato Stampa: Terminerà domani a Verona il tour di Tiziano Ferro" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Gino Castaldo (4 July 2007). "Un trionfo per Laura Pausini settantamila in delirio a S.Siro". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 39. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Laura Pausini - San Siro 2007" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Musica: Pausini, Live Sansiro domani in prima visione" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 10 December 2007. 
  20. ^ Fulvio Paloscia (6 December 2009). "Laura Pausini: smetto di cantare per Due". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 14. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  21. ^ Aldo Grasso (10 December 2009). "Pausini e Ferro la tenerezza funziona". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 67. 
  22. ^ a b Gino Castaldo (26 March 2007). "Pausini & Ferro sul set un video per la super-coppia". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  23. ^ a b Io canto (booklet). Laura Pausini. Atlantic Records. 2006. 
  24. ^ "Music Control: Mika ancora in testa, risale Cristicchi" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Top Digital Download" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012.